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September 1947

News and Notes

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(3):384-385. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010393014

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Ophthalmic Laboratory Established by Estelle Doheny Eye Foundition.  —The Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation announces the establishment of an ophthalmic laboratory at St. Vincent's Hospital, Los Angeles, designed to provide certain modern ophthalmic facilities badly needed in Southern California.The immediate functions of the laboratory are: (1) to serve as a pathologic laboratory for the diagnosis and registration of pathologic specimens, with preparation of gross specimens and microscopic slides for ophthalmologists submitting specimens, and for the building up of a museum of pathology of the eye; (2) to serve as a bacteriologic laboratory in which diagnostic scrapings, smears and cultures can be studied, animal inoculations made and the sensitivity of organisms to various drugs and antibiotics determined; (3) to provide facilities for fundus, gross and slit lamp photography and to maintain a library of photographs and motion pictures for the teaching of ophthalmology; (4) to provide an eye bank

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